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Elsie May (Dix) Andrews


Elsie Dix was born June 12, 1914 on a farm near Butte, Nebraska and passed away at home in Marysville, WA with family on November 25, 2013 at the age of 99. She was the last surviving child of Arley and Alta May Dix.

She attended college at Wheaton College in Illinois starting in 1933 and was also a school teacher in a rural one-room school house for a number of years. She married Wilson E. Andrews in May of 1940 and had a son, Dale in 1941, twin boy and girl (Cecil and Susan) in 1946, and twin boy and girl again (Don and Donna) in 1954.

Wilson enlisted in the Army after Pearl Harbor and she became an Army wife in January of 1942. They spent most of the next 25 years in the Army living on both coasts, Japan and Hawaii and Wilson fought in WWII in Africa and Italy and later fought in Korea. They retired from the service in 1967 and lived in Pacific Grove, California until 1992. They moved to Everett, Washington at that time and remained in Washington for the rest of their lives.

Both Wilson and Elsie moved in with Don and Gale Andrews in 1998. They required increasing care over the years until Wilson passed away in July of 2012 and Elsie passed away the evening of November 25, 2013. They had been married for 73 years at that time. She was very active in her church, local Bible Studies, and was a member of PEO. She loved nothing more than sitting down and visiting with friends. She had a strong and abiding faith. She was deeply caring, patient, affectionate and would never let you leave the house unfed. She was always a woman of great character.

She is survived by sons, Don (Gale) and Cecil (Linda); and daughters, Susan (Ron) Wormus and Donna Wormus. She has many grandchildren including Jeff Louden, Mike and Christy Andrews, Tim and David Wormus, Tyson Wormus, and Caitlin, Kirstin, Grant, Grace and Melinda Andrews; and many great grandchildren.

A celebration of Elsie's life will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.


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